Street Art of Benson, Arizona

A few years ago, my wife and I acted upon a boyhood dream of mine.  That dream was to travel the mountains and deserts of the West in a tw0-seat convertible roadster.  Ten thousand plus miles later that dream was complete.   We left Florida in early April to start that trip near the Mexican border in Nogales.  Along the way, we stopped in Tombstone for the day.

Mural representing the Butterfield Overland Stage mail delivery route.

Returning from our excursion in Tombstone, we spent the night in Benson.  After dinner we walked the area and discovered a number of  wall and building murals.

Benson is home to the Kartchner Caverns and basically a doorway to Tombstone.  As a result of the Southern Pacific Railroad coming through the area in 1880, the town of Benson was founded to not only service the railroad line but also the mining regions of the area.  To learn more about the history of Benson, click  this link.

The street art of Benson provides insight into the history of the area (20 images,)Click here